SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 118. Estimate CHF6000.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.92 g 11). Nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding reins with both hands, driving biga of mules walking to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Messana; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev.
ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, head of youthful Pan to right, with curly hair and with a tiny horn over his forehead. Caltabiano 604. SNG ANS 369. Glossy and lightly toned. Some very minor die rust, otherwise
, extremely fine.